Granola Bars

Granola Bars

These Granola bars are super crunchy, sweet and bound to make everyone at school jealous, and most importantly it’s a great recipe to make with the kids!
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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
20 min 15 min 35 min 16


1 tsp Vegetable oil (for greasing)
75 gm Almonds, raw (blanched)
250 gm Rolled oats, dry
40 gm Pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
100 gm Honey
6 tbsp Almond butter (or peanut butter)
10 date pitted Medjool date
40 gm Wheat bran, dry (or oat bran)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 pinch Sea salt, fine
50 gm Sour cherry, dried (or dried cranberries)
50 gm Apricot, dried


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Lightly grease a 22cm-square baking dish with oil, then set aside.
  2. Roughly chop and add the almonds to a large baking tray with the oats and seeds. Spread them out into an even layer and place in the hot oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden, stirring halfway.
  3. Gently heat the honey and nut butter in a small pan over a low heat. Meanwhile, slit open the dates, pull out and discard the stones, then place into a blender with 100ml of warm water. Blitz to a paste, stir it into the warmed honey mixture, then leave to cool.
  4. Transfer the toasted oat mixture to a large bowl with the bran, cinnamon and salt. Roughly chop and stir in the dried fruit, then mix in the honey mixture until well combined. Spoon it into the prepared baking dish, using the back of a spoon to press it into an even layer.
  5. Bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes, or until golden and set. Leave to cool slightly, turn it out onto a board and cut into squares, then set aside to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 240
Calories from fat 71
Calories from saturated fat 7.6
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 14.9 mg
Potassium 356 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 19.2 g
Protein 5.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.4

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